Who We Are

The Bainbridge High School Sailing Team fosters growth in the areas of sailing skills, responsibility, respect, and character. The sailors are expected to comply with the Code of Conduct for the team.  The coaches and parents encourage the sailors to work together to achieve a common goal. We operate under the philosophy that every Team member is important to the Team's success and an asset to the Team in its efforts to achieve excellence. The most important sailor is always "the Team."

Currently, in compliance with Washington Interscholastic Activities Association and Bainbridge High School rules, the Team practices in the fall and spring sports seasons.  During the competition seasons, regular attendance at all Team practices is required of all Team members.

​The Bainbridge Island Sailing Program is a symbiotic relationship between the Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing, Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation District, and Bainbridge High School.


Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing

  • Operates as an all-volunteer, non-profit organization providing the sole source of logistical and financial support to the Bainbridge High School Sailing Team.

  • Acquires funds to support the operational expenses of regatta participation, travel, and training, including sailboat and equipment maintenance.

  • Raises funds to help cover the costs of replacement of the two fleets of competition sailboats.

  • Owns all sailboats.

  • Provides shoreside and upland storage for all sailboats.

  • Owns, stores, and maintains all support equipment (sailboat trailers, coaching/safety powerboats).

  • Provides training venues (Eagle Harbor dock and "bock").

  • Provides insurance.

  • Provides volunteer coach(es), and screens coaches and volunteer assistants.

  • Permits use of BIMPRD vehicles for Team travel in accordance with their rules and availability.

Bainbridge High School

  • Allows the Team to operate as a non-funded high school club sport.

  • Allows the sailors to earn high school sports "letters."